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High Country Horseback Riding: 5 days: Man from Snowy River: 3 day Cattle Drive: Fabulous - Once in a lifetime experience!

The Lovicks:
Hailing from Mansfield in Victoria at the foot of the Snowy Mountains (commonly known as Australia’s High Country) the Lovicks first took skiers overland to Mt Buller in the late 1800s beginning a tradition of horse riding tours celebrating the romance and adventure of Victoria’s legendary high country. Seven generations later, Charlie and Glenda Lovick invite you to join them in an adventure of a lifetime.

The Lovick family is among a small group of pioneering men and women who have lived and worked in the Victorian high country for generations. In 1929 Mt Lovick was named in recognition of their long-standing connection with the land. Known as mountain cattlemen, the Lovicks grazed their cattle in the mountains throughout summer and in 1967 established their first adventure tour company, allowing people from all walks of life to learn the values and traditions of mountain cattlemen.

The Horses:
Lovicks horses are willing, kind and surefooted, and will carry you safely over the rugged terrain of the Great Dividing Range. Their horses aren’t just trail riding horses, they are smart bush horses and know their country well. Lovicks are experts in matching horse and rider, and will ensure you feel safe and supported throughout your horseback riding adventure.

 3 Day Cattle Muster
Lovick’s iconic 3-day ‘Push to the Bush’ Cattle Drive is a great way to combine the thrill of working with cattle on horseback with a once in a lifetime tour of Australia’s magnificent high country.

After mustering up the ‘bush mob’ at Merrijig you will set out along the traditional stock route to Seeforth Station (selected by the family in 1870) sleeping under the stars at Dungeon Gully on your first night out. The second day you continue along the spectacular tree fern gullies and old growth forests toward Sheepyard Flat to camp on the banks of the Howqua River. As the cattle disperse in the Upper Jamieson River Valley (where they will spend the summer months) you ride on to see spectacular views across the Great Divide and High Plains beyond. A wonderful once in a lifetime experience!
November 29-Dec 2, A$1350pp or February 4-8, A$1450pp

 5 Day “Man From Snowy River” Ride!
Our favourite - this is your once in a lifetime chance to live firsthand the life of The Man From Snow River! Hosted by ‘The Man’ himself from the Movie, (Tom Burlinson), this ride takes in the Snowy River country and spectacular locations made famous in the movie!

Spend five fantastic days living the dream with ‘The Man’ Tom Burlinson and Charlie Lovick, (Master of Horse for the movie) and Glenda Lovick, who was Second Unit Co-coordinator for the movie. Take the ride of your life through magnificent Snowy River country, including Craig’s Hut, Bindaree Falls, The Bluff, Mt Lovick, The King Billy Tree, Hell’s Window, Mt Howitt, The Devil’s Staircase, Charlie’s Knob and River Scene. Enjoy hearty home cooked meals and a few cold beers. J
January 28-1st February, $3000pp
(includes traditional Aussie swag, high quality camping, bush showers and toilet facilities. All levels of riding catered for. 4WD option for non-riding family and friends.)

3 Day Howqua River Ride
This extraordinary 3-day ride takes you into some of the High Country’s most spectacular locations, with overnight stays at the Lovick’s historic properties, the Hideout and Seeforth Station.

On the first morning you will meet at Merrijig for horse introductions and instruction before riding out along the bridle trail of the Booroolite Valley over the ridges, past the spot where The Man from Snowy River made his famous downhill descent and onto the Hideout for the night. After relaxing by the river and enjoying Tree House dining, the following day you will travel along the river track from the Hideout, with some 20 river crossing and brilliant canters, to Sheepyard Flat, spending the night at Seeforth Station. On your final day you will explore the Howqua River Valley and its mining history. The ride takes you along the historic gold mining track and over the spectacular Mt Timbertop with breathtaking 360 degree views of the Great Dividing Range.
March 9-11, A$800pp

Accommodation:  Pre and Post ride: The Farm: Merrijig
Bunkhouse accommodation at the Lovick's farm in Powers Road: Rustic comfort in the heart of the High Country Authentic farm bunkhouse accommodation at its best. Ideal for groups and families, off-mountain accommodation and only 20 minutes drive to ski Mt Buller (or walk to Buller bus), 10 minutes  to Mansfield. Experience Lovicks warm country welcome, campfire, communal kitchen and dining, shared bathroom facilities. Relax around the fire or hoof it to the Merrijig pub for some local nightlife, wake with the birds and prepare for a day of adventure.

Contact us for a full itinerary and to to discuss this amazing once in a lifetime holiday experience:
Oh. Forgot to mention. The principal founder of Holiday Australia also grew up in a small country town 40 miles away and spent his childhood in this area - so he knows it pretty well ;-) Contact us!  

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Lovicks bush horses..
Where the wild bush ponies roam...
Ready to go!
The misty majestic Snowy Mountains
Gods own coutry...
Ye-Ha! Lets ride!
High country in the Summer.. lovely!
Now THAT'S a camp fire!
Dining back at the property..
Bush hut accommodation..very comfortable!


 

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